Wadena, MN 56482 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 56482: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wadena, MN 56482

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Wadena County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.439, Longitude -95.138
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 56482 has segments in 3 Counties (Otter Tail, Todd, Wadena).

  • Businesses Addresses: 334
  • PO Box Addresses: 114
  • Residential Addresses: 2,910
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 251
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,659

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Wadena, MN 56482 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,720
Daytime Population: Workers 4,553
Daytime Population: Residents 3,623
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,176
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 6,519
Population in Familes 5,113
Population in Group Qrtrs 201
Population Density2 48
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $45,754
Average Household Income $60,030
Per Capita Income $25,304


Total Housing Units 3,067 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,918 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 878 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 271 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $127,907
Average Home Value $150,274


Total Households 2,796
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,726
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.18% 0.26%
Households 0.16% 0.25%
Families 0.1% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   3.66%

Wadena, MN 56482 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 56482 to the other 883 ZIP Codes in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 210 76th
Population Density # 338 62nd
Diversity Index # 456 49th
Median Household Income # 753 15th
Per Capita Income # 743 16th

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